I was thrilled and shocked today when I got letters from The Zone 3 First Book Award and The Brittingham / Pollack Prizes telling me Ghost Lights was a Finalist for both of them.
I was hoping 2009 would be good, and it's started that way for sure.
Though, like everyone, I would've loved to get selected by Phillis Levin and Robert Pinsky, this only fuels the fire, as I'll be sending it out like crazy in the upcoming months.
I'm very confident with the book's structure and length and everything now, and this gives me even more.
I hope everyone had a safe and happy New Year.